Works Under Consideration

Burn the House

A Novel of Black American Exile in Sweden

 

“You get a job. You find a pretty Swedish girl. Fall in love.  Forget about America.  You will be happy.”

 

 

A thought provoking novel of international intrigue that explores the adjustment of a black Vietnam War deserter, late from the Jim Crow South, to a life of exile in Sweden.  Love, politics, and a dark view of the world drives Billy Phillips to an unconscionable, but ultimately, revelatory act.


 

 

Contact:

 

Marly Rusoff & Associates, Inc.
PO Box 524
Bronxville, NY 10708
Phone: 914-961-7939

m.rusoff@rusoffagency.com

Josie of Birmingham

A Middle Grades Novel

 

She dreams of flying to the moon, but a city stands between her and her dream.

 

 

If you think marching in a civil rights demonstration is hard, try integrating a school! In 1960s Birmingham, Alabama, ten-year old Josie Williams dreams of being an astronaut and seeing the world.  But to fulfill her dreams, she must first stand up to the laws that would keep her confined to her segregated life.  With wonder, jubilance and more than a little chutzpah, Josie and her family rise to the occasion. 

 

 

 

 

Contact:

 

Marly Rusoff & Associates, Inc.
PO Box 524
Bronxville, NY 10708
Phone: 914-961-7939

m.rusoff@rusoffagency.com

 

Illustration inspired by Sarah Miller’s “This is Birmingham” series.